A match made at Bear Stearns

Mar 15, 2018
Ten years later, a couple who met at the bank look back on its collapse.
Justin and Leigh Brannan were married at the former headquarters of Bear Stearns, in 2012. 
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Bear Stearns employees: "Poor, smart and had a deep desire to be rich"

Mar 14, 2018
New York Times reporter Kate Kelly discussed the types of people who worked at Bear Stearns, including CEO Jimmy Cayne.
A man walks out of Bear Stearns headquarters on March 24, 2008 in New York City.
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Did the government meddle too much during the financial crisis?

Mar 13, 2018
The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shares her perspective.
 Sheila Bair.
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How the Bear Stearns deal looks 10 years later

Mar 12, 2018
At first, it seemed like a bargain for JPMorgan. Then the fines rolled in.
Protestors walk out of the lobby of the Bear Stearns headquarters March 26, 2008 in New York. Hundreds of housing activists overwhelmed security and stormed the lobby of the Bear Stearns skyscraper in Manhattan, staging a noisy rally and protesting the government-backed sale and bailout of the investment bank.
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'Ace' Greenberg and the rise (and fall) of Bear Stearns

Jul 25, 2014
Alan Greenberg rose from clerk to CEO of Bear Stearns before its stunning fall.

Is 'too big to fail' a permanent state?

Mar 14, 2013
Five years after the financial crisis and banks are still "too big to fail."

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JP Morgan may pay for Bear's alleged sins

Oct 2, 2012
The New York state lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase centers on alleged Bear Stearns misdeeds well before the investment bank was sold.
People pass a sign for JPMorgan Chase & Co. at its headquarters in Manhattan in New York City. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase alleging widespread fraud in the way that mortgages were packaged and sold to investors in the days that lead up to the financial crisis. 
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New York AG on Bear Stearns mortgage bonds: "flamboyant fraud"

Oct 2, 2012
As part of a state-federal investigation, the Attorney General of New York is suing JP Morgan over big losses from mortgage-back securities. The bonds originated with Bear Stearns, which JP Morgan bought in 2008.

JPMorgan sued over mortgage-backed securities

Oct 2, 2012
The New York Attorney General is suing JP Morgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities peddled by its Bear Stearns unit, leading up to the financial crisis.